2016 Accreditation Information

Next Regional Meeting May 21, 2016. Hosted by Santa Clarita / Douglas.


The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) is a national volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education. The California Region of the Mountain Rescue Association consists of over 20 rescue teams from thoughout the state of California. Majority of the members are unpaid volunteers who are highly trained. Accredited teams must meet the high standards of the MRA and must be re-evaluated every five years in each of the three search and rescue skills: Search and Tracking, Technical Rock, and Snow and Ice. California MRA teams not only respond to search and rescue operations in the unit's area of responsibility, but will also respond to mutual aid calls anywhere in the state to assist other agencies.


If your unit is interested joining click here to go the the national MRA website for membership information

Courage. Commitment. Compassion.



January 14, 2012 - Douglas County SAR Accreditation

By Dan Land, Montrose SAR

On Saturday afternoon, January 14th, after the California Region meeting, the Search and Tracking Accreditation began for Douglas County SAR. The page came out for two overdue in a 4-wheeler that went out for an early morning view of the sunrise. The location was the high desert and the Pine Nut Mountains, in Douglas County, Nevada, east of Lake Tahoe. The reporting party was called; he provided limited information, was prompted for more information, and then was instructed to come into the station for further interviews, where the ‘habeas grabpus’ was put on him. The two missing subjects were Lynda and Marilyn.

September 17, 2011 - Region Election Results

Elections for region officers was held at the September 17, 2011, region meeting in Contra Costa County.

Chair Art Fortini Sierra Madre
Vice Chair Dan Land Montrose
Secretary/Treasurer Antonio Arizo Ventura


Region Teams

San Dimas Mountain Rescue
Inyo County Search and Rescue
Altadena Mountain Rescue
Douglas County Search and Rescue
Fresno County Mountaineering Team
Monterey County Search and Rescue
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue
Mono County Search and Rescue
West Valley Search and Rescue
Montrose Search and Rescue
Sequoia National Park
Wrightwood/Phelan Search and Rescue
Santa Clara Search and Rescue
Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue
Malibu Mountain Rescue
Santa Clarita Valley Search and Rescue
San Bernardino Mountain
San Diego Mountain Rescue
CA Emergency Management Agency
Riverside Mountain Rescue
China Lake Mountain Rescue
San Bernardino Cave and Technical Rescue
Ventura County Search and Rescue
Tehachapi Mountain Rescue
Contra Costa Search and Rescue
Placer County Mountain Rescue
Yosemite National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Marin County Mountain Rescue

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